Austinites, rejoice — as of August 31, I-35 in Austin is no longer the most congested road in Texas. It’s actually just the second most.
This week, the Texas Department of Transportation released a list of the 100 most congested roadways in the state and ranked I-610 between I-10/U.S. 90 and I-69/U.S. 59 in Houston at the top and I-35 as No. 2. The annual report comes just as the Texas Transportation Commission approved a $70.2 billion spending plan for the next decade.
TxDOT says Houston’s road has 1.1 million annual hours of delay per mile which is not much more than Austin’s at 1.09 million. Just last year, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2015 report ranked I-35 in Austin as the No.1 most congested road in Texas.
Read more about Austin and I-35’s share of TxDOT windfall here.